Type 1 and 2 Education

This core program is designed to provide education and resources to help patients with diabetes in self-managing their condition. It also provides a good opportunity for people to learn about diabetes in an interactive and supportive environment, along with individualized support from health care professionals.

The program is taught by a nurse and dietitian and the topics covered include:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Testing blood sugar
  • Preventing and treating hypoglycemia
  • Alcohol and diabetes
  • Medications
  • Exercise
  • Travel
  • Illness
  • Foot Care
  • Effects of food on blood sugar
  • Meal planning
  • Glycemic Index
  • Label reading
  • Sugar substitutes
  • Heart health
  • Dining out

Details

The program runs weekly from Monday to Thursday, except holiday weeks. Scheduling can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual in special circumstances.

Initial assessments take place on Monday. Group programs are conducted over the next three days, from Tuesday to Thursday, 8 to 11:30 a.m.

Programs are taught in English.

Participants are welcome to bring along a family member, depending on seat availability.

After participants have completed the core program, they will be booked into the follow-up program that provides ongoing support for diabetes self-management.

 

Type 1 and 2 Follow-up

 

This program is aimed at people with type 1 or 2 diabetes. During your visit you will have a chance to receive guidance and support from a nurse, a dietitian and an endocrinologist (if indicated) in order to help maintain good glycemic/health control.

Topics covered in this program include:

  • Exercise
  • Meal planning/timing
  • Medications
  • Foot care
  • Basic carbohydrate counting
  • Alcohol
  • Hypo/hyperglycemia and their treatment  
  • Testing
  • Heart health